National Theatre Live - the finest productions, the greatest writers, directors and actors, broadcast live from The National.  It's a unique theatre experience which gets you so close to the action you can almost feel the actors' spit on your face - at a fraction of the price of the real thing, too.   Complete with backstage tours, interviews with the principals and additional insight in to the process of bringing you the show.  And, just occasionally, we showcase the best of the rest - from the RSC, for example.  Watch this proscenium arch...

With allocated seating, just like in the West End!  Please arrive by 6:45, which is when the NT Live extra content begins.  We hope that everyone will have drink in hand and be seated by 7:00, when the live performance starts.  

For the 2015/16 NT Live season Lexi members will be able to use their £2 discount to keep the price at £15.  Otherwise the price will be rising to £17. 

We are also pleased to be bringing you the best of the plays from Kenneth Branagh's new theatre company!


New York, 1971, and the Weismann's Follies girls are getting together in a crumbling Broadway theatre on the eve of its demolition.  It's been 30 years since their glory days performing there, and life hasn't been equally kind to all of them since then.  A few drinks, a few of the ol' songs, and their history is being revisited - and in some cases, rewritten. Cue such standards as "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".... More info

It's 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.  Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.  Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope... More info

Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a modern masterpiece. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell, and 'the powerful odour of mendacity' prevails. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the... More info

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Nicholas Hytner directs this new take on the Shakespeare classic that will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that... More info

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